Category Archives: Music

Eternal Wand

Journey Out Of Time
by Eternal Wanderers (2017)
Another strange find, this time from Mytishchi, Russia. Part space rock, electronic and avant-garde noise with wordless female vocals.

MUSICIANS
Elana Kanevskaya – Vocals, Keyboards, Samplers
Tatyana Kanevskaya – Guitars, Charango, Backing Vocals, Samplers
Dimitri Shtatnov – Bass, Backing Vocals, Analog Synths, Effects
Sergey Rogulya – Drums, Percussion

 

Salvanos

Andy Salvanos
FRAGMENTS is the 2007 debut album by Chapman Stick player Andy Salvanos. From Adelaide, Australia this features a cross-section of early work, including “new folk” compositions, fully improvised material, and some tracks arranged with loops and electronic drums.

It’s somewhere between ECM style jazz and world music. Very calming and subtle. There are five free albums of solo stick playing on Bandcamp.

 

PK Jazz


PK Jazz Collective
This in internet jazz-rock project from Russia, Astrakhan, formed in may 2012 by keyboardist and song writer Vyacheslav Korotin.

Translated descriptions include…

  • Cybernetic band of the era of retrofuturism, playing on the streets of Metropolis.
  • Cosmic infinity woven from an acidic organ, dissonant guitars and jazz melodies.
  • Eclectic cocktail for midnight gatherings with yourself.

 

 

Vanilla

Vanilla

A surprising find on bandcamp. Three excellent free albums of classic Soul/Funk/R&B.

 

Welcome Pluto


Welcome to the World
by Still Pluto
This comer from ‘Southern City’s Lab’, a Russian publisher for various forms of independent rock, electronic and avant-garde music.

This is in the classic ‘Heavy Rock’ genre. Grungy guitars, lots of riffs and a powerful rhythm section. Play it loud !!

 

Chrome A-HD

After using Chromecast Audio for a few days, it became apparent that the audio quality was not as good as expected. Eventually I found this feature:

It should have been on by default !

 

Genre Delem-nia

 

After several years of music on a server, it is necessary to create genres and create playlists after some variations, I eventually settled on the following:

 

Genre Description
1 Ambient Textured/low dynamics
2 BerlinSchool Electronic Orchestral
3 Chamber Small # Instruments, Mainly Acoustic
4 Space Tranquil, Hypnotic
5 Chill Upbeat, light electronic
6 Synthwave Heavy electronic with reverb
7 Trip-Hop Dynamic electronic
8 Psybient Psychedelic + Electronic
9 Downbeat Relaxed Chill
10 Prog Rock Polyrhythmic Rock
11 Rock Blues based
12 Space Rock Long Form Prog Rock Jams
13 Disco Bass heavy dance
14 Post Rock Textured Guitars
15 Jazz Soloing /Lead Instruments
16 Vocal Focus on vocals
17 Orchestral Sympnonies, Concertos
18 Metal Heavily Distorted Guitars
19 Symphonic Metal Metal + Choir, Soprana

 

Then when I seriously started storing mp3’s on my smartphone, it became apparent that 19 types were too many. This was reduced to just six……..

 

1 Ambient Soft & Relaxing with low dynamics
2 Electronic Keyboard/Computer created (not in an other category)
3 Rock Bass/Drums/Guitar based
4 Vocal Focus on vocals
5 Orchestral Symphonies, Concertos
6 Metal Heavily Distorted Guitars

 

 

 

Music Link Test

Spotify Limit

Initially I thought it would be possible to save album links for all the CDs I owned within Spotify. Unfortunately Spotify has a 10,000 saved song limit. This appears to include any albums or artist links you save. And I have already reached that limit. As an alternative, this is a test of a web page that will hold the link to each artist:

A Model Kit Bandcamp
A.e.r.o. Spotify
ABBA Bandcamp
Absurdcus Bandcamp
Adaptive, The Bandcamp
Aesma Daeva Spotify
Afformance Spotify
Afformance Bandcamp
After Crying Spotify
After Forever Spotify
Agents Of Mercy (Stolt) Spotify
Alan Parsons Project Spotify
Alba Ecstasy Bandcamp
Alice Deejay Spotify
All India Radio Bandcamp
Alpha Wave Movement Spotify
Amon Duul II Spotify
Amos, Tori Spotify
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Spotify
Anderson, Jon Spotify
Anderson, Laurie Spotify
Android Lust Spotify
Aphotic Apathy Bandcamp
April Rain Spotify
Ariaphonics Spotify
Arise From Thorns Spotify
Armatrading, Joan Spotify
Armstrong, Craig Spotify
Art of Noise Spotify
Artemis Bandcamp
Ascendant Bandcamp
Ashlyn C Bandcamp
Ashra Spotify
Asia Spotify
Asleep At The Wheel Spotify
Astropilot Bandcamp
At War with Self Spotify
Atlas, Natacha Spotify

Eyes Closed

‘Close Your Eyes’ from the album ‘My Brain is a Receiver‘ by Troika is not the only song with this name.

My favorite version is from Oxygene8 in the ‘Freak of Chance’ album:

 

Another good version is by ‘Grey Eyes Glances’:

Then there is the Bic Runga version…..